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+ Very rounded shape and good lift for a non-padded bra
+ Wires are considerably narrower than any other bra I own - see photos of Trefl 80JJ overlaid on 34JJ - Panache » Jasmine (6951)
+ Lower half of cup is 3 panels, all very flat seams for no-show under clothes.
+ Cups are a single layer of lace, unlined, so very lightweight but strong and supportive. The lace has a tiny bit of give but is essentially not stretchy.
+ Yoke is double layered, also not very stretchy so fits under bust firmly. Back is soft and quite stretchy. No bones in the side seams.
+ Straps are fully adjustable and do not seem to slip.
+ Center gore is narrow and not super high.
I first ordered this in a 75JJ. It is a tiny bit small in the cup (wires don't quite sit on my ribcage at the sides, cup doesn't quadboob, but only just), definitely too small in the back, and the strap width and cup height means I'll only wear it when I'm confident I can behave like a lady and don't need to be worrying about wobble. But with an extender I have worn and loved it.
I love the simplicity of the lace and the construction in general, and how lightweight it is. I'm not opposed to padded bras but I do feel like sometimes they put my boobs too close up under my chin, and you can't see it but I feel the bulk. I think my favourite thing about my 75JJ Trefl though is the low gore. It is the only bra I own that is truly plunge-like, that hugs each breast properly, tacks to my sternum and doesn't have to climb halfway to my collar bone to do so. I have lots of wrap dresses and with this bra I can wear them without pinning, flashing my bra or showing cleaveage (the 'my bra doesn't fit' 2D kind).
So I ordered the 80JJ, a bit bigger all over, and it's definitely the right size in the back. Not 100% on the cup though: hunching my shoulders creates some gape and there is a little space at the top. Also, the gore is a bit higher (1cm makes a noticeable difference) and the cups are significantly higher. I measured from the wire up the vertical seam in the middle of each cup and there is a 3-4cm difference in cup height between the 2 sizes. So not so great under my wrap dresses. Think I might try a 80J and see how I go.
Updated on Apr 14, 2014 Flag this